Learning Design for Deep Learning

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Defender of academic standards or supporter of student success?

by Rob Ferguson, Teaching Faculty Member and Co-Chair, Department of Recreation and Tourism Management, Faculty of Management, VIU Being an educator within post secondary is often a position where interests and values seemingly conflict. For example early on in my… Continue Reading →

Modifying Assessment Techniques to Meet the Needs of Students

By Dayna Johnson, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU (written as part of a Principles of Teaching and Learning Course) To experience an event on its own can be a valuable educational experience, but sometimes… Continue Reading →

Calibrated Peer Review Part II

By Barbara Metcalf, Teaching Faculty Member, Bachelor of Nursing Program, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, VIU For all blog posts on this topic see Calibrated Peer Review Part I, Part III, Part IV and Part V I thought that… Continue Reading →

Calibrated Peer Review Part 1

By Barbara Metcalf, Teaching Faculty Member, Bachelor of Nursing Program, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, VIU For the all postings on this subject see Part II, Part III, Part IV and Part V In the fall term of 2013, 1st… Continue Reading →

TEACH – Primetime TV Show Showcases Teachers

Rarely do you find primetime television spending two hours showcasing the struggles of teachers and providing an indepth view of what it is like (really like) to be an elementary or secondary teacher in today’s classrooms while experiencing meaningful learning… Continue Reading →

Developing + Designing a Comprehensive Course Outline (Syllabus)

Most often teaching faculty in higher education don’t receive much instruction or guidance on building a comprehensive course outline. Course outlines (or syllabi) are often passed down from one instructor to another with little discussion or explanation. Deans, chairs and… Continue Reading →

Technology-Mediated Student Feedback: Obtaining Formative Assessment

I developed a little one hour session on how to use 5 technology tools to get formative assessment – and used all 5 of them as a demonstration in a lab training environment. The trick was to not prepare ahead… Continue Reading →

Signature Pedagogies: Three Program Level Projects to Improve Learning

At Vancouver Island University, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is working on three projects related to signature pedagogies, professional learning and knowledge networks. VIU is engaged in a teaching and learning institutional-wide project for enhancing teaching of… Continue Reading →

Course (Re)Design Institute: Redesigning with Blended Approach

During May 2013, nine Vancouver Island University teaching faculty took part in our first offering of a Course (Re)Design Institute. VIU had never offered such an institute and we went on the hunt for best practices and a model to… Continue Reading →

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